Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Overview

The aim of our teachers is always to deliver lessons that children enjoy and that motivate them to achieve.

We believe that all learning should be creative, not just arts subjects.  In all lessons, children are encouraged to strive for excellence.

We want all of our pupils to be confident readers, writers and mathematicians. Our teachers make sure these areas, as well as the rest of the National Curriculum, are taught in ways that engage the natural sense of curiosity that children have.

The result of this is that children become eager, confident pupils who understand the joy of learning and are prepared well for academic success.


English

We chose literacy as our specialism because we believe that learning to read, write and communicate effectively underpins all learning. Reading is taught through the teaching of traditional phonics and children are encouraged to read for pleasure and take books home.


Maths

Maths is taught through a mastery approach where children benefit from a deep understanding of the subject through concrete, pictorial and abstract methods.


Non-core Subjects

All these subjects are taught in an exciting and creative way that taps into children’s life experiences.


An Academic Head Start 

As children progress through the school, one of our aims is to make sure we give them a ‘head start’ for the rest of their education.